This Wednesday, politicos, pundits and The People will be glued to their TVs for the first round of the Presidential Debates. While the face-off between President Obama and Mitt Romney is sure to be riveting, some of the most inspiring commander-in-chief speeches have taken place on the silver screen. (Usually in the wake of a near-apocalyptic event, to be fair.) Who could forget President Whitmore's famous "We will not go quietly into the light!" line in "Independence Day" or President James Marshall ad-libbing in "Air Force One"?

So, to get you in the mood for this year's debates, we've collected the best Presidential movies speeches, ever. Keep an eye out all this month for more presidential movie-related pieces tied to the 2012 election.

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